Jaden Smith To Play Young Kanye West In Upcoming Showtime Anthology

By Hayden Brooks

May 1, 2019

Kanye West is developing a Showtime anthology and Jaden Smith has been cast to play a young Kanye West in the series, as per reports, which surfaced on Wednesday (May 1).

In one of the pilots for the kickoff season of Omniverse, a limited half-hour anthology series "examining the many doors of perception," viewers will explore ego through the alternative reality of West. The series is a collaborative effort from West, Scooter Braun’s SB Projects, Westbrook Studios and writer Lee Sung Jin.

"I'm honored and thrilled to be collaborating with everyone involved to present an alternate world through the eyes of a young man somewhere in the multiverse who happens to also be a Kanye West," said Lin said in a statement. "Omniverseis not set in our world nor about our world’s Kanye West as we aim to add a new spin on alternate realities, consciousness, and push the limits of half hour narrative."

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